Board of Directors

Roman Scharf

Chairman

Nationality: Austrian, on the board since April 16, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2022.

Experience:

  • Co-founder and Partner of Vienna-based venture capital fund 3VC;
  • Co-founder of Talenthouse;
  • Founder of VoIP-company Jajah; sold to Telefonica;
  • Founder and head of Ecotech Software; sold to Rockwool International SA.

Bernd Pfister

Vice President

Nationality: Swiss, on the board since April 27, 2012, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2022.

Experience:

  • CEO of Paros Capital Ltd.;
  • Dr. oec. HSG (Dissertation: Venture Management);
  • Co-founder, CEO and President of the Board of Invision Private Equity Ltd from 1997 to 2012;
  • Over 60 Private Equity Deals and board member for numerous companies;
  • President of SECA;
  • Experience in Special Situations: Take over of BB HiTech in 2002 from the "Bank am Bellevue" and succesful sale of the company at a later stage.

Peter Letter

Board Member

Nationality: Swiss, on the board since August 22, 2019, elected until the ordinary General Assembly 2022.

Experience:

  • Managing Partner of paprico ag;
  • lic.oec. HSG, CFA;
  • Post graduate course in board management at HSG;
  • Member of the board of directors of SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association) where he is in the chapter Venture Capital;
  • Member of the executive board of the Zug Chamber of Commerce;
  • Since 1999 actively involved in Private Equity;
  • Broad experience in Corporate Finance and Corporate Investment Management;
  • Significant directorships: InfoGuard AG, Baar; Zugerland Verkehrsbetriebe AG, Zug; Augure Corporate France SA, Paris; ARGUS DATA INSIGHTS, Zurich and Berlin.

Michael Wachsler

Board Member

Nationality: Austrian, on the Board since June 18, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Meeting 2022.

Experience:

  • Chairman of ams International AG, Switzerland, and ams Sensors Holding Asia Pte Ltd, ams Sensors Asia and ams Sensors Singpore, all in Singapore;
  • He was a member of the Management Board of ams AG (formerly austriamicrosystems AG) from 2003 to 2020 and currently supports ams as a consultant;
  • He joined ams in 2001 and held the position of Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2020;
  • During his career of more than 25 years, Michael Wachsler was also Finance Director of Ahead Communications AG and worked as a consultant and auditor for international mandates at KPMG.

Scott Lanphere

Director and Chief of Corporate Development

Nationality: American, on the Board since November 24, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Meeting 2022.

Experience:

  • Founded and led TLNT Holdings SA before stepping down to lead the transaction that created Talenthouse AG;
  • Partner at Advent International;
  • Partner at Deutsche Bank (Morgan Grenfell);
  • Founder of Eaton Gate Limited, a private capital and advisory firm;
  • Founder and chairman of OmniOne SA, an innovative fintech banking investment;
  • Director and chairman of Quest Digital Ltd.

Clare McKeeve

Director and CEO

Nationality: British, on the Board since November 24, 2021, elected until the ordinary General Meeting 2022.

Experience:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of TLNT Holdings SA and its various subsidiaries since January 2019;
  • COO for EMEA at Macquarie Capital;
  • Founder of a dedicated consumer brand firm that helped clients raise capital and develop high-end and premium brand businesses.

Olivia Mellett

Director and CFO

Nationality: Irish. Attends Board meetings as CFO. Joined Talenthouse in 2020.

Experience:

  • Member of the board of Talenthouse, UK, 2021, employed since 2020
  • Portfolio CFO and Finance Director, various, UK, companies from 2015 to 2020;
  • Finance Director, Mission Media Limited, UK, from 2013 to 2015;
  • Executive Director Finance and operations, 4Kids Entertainment, UK, from 2004 to 2013;
  • Financial Controller, Live Nation (Music) UK Limited, UK, from 2002 to 2004.